The Black God’s Drums
by P. Djèlí Clark
Publication Date: Aug 21, 2018
List Price: $11.99
Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djl Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God’s Drums.
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In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Maries trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black Gods Drums.
But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations.
Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black Gods Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.
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